Red Wine Masia Serra IO 2018
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Made by the Masia Serra winery from 20-year-old vineyards, Masia Serra IO comes from DO Empordà, Catalonia's northernmost wine region. The area is constantly swept by theTramuntana, a strong northern wind which acts like a natural sanitary agent.
A blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Grenache sourced from certified organic vines, the grapes were handpicked, destemmed and gently crushed.
The alcoholic fermentation of this Spanish red wine took place in stainless steel tanks, and the solid cape of grape skins was periodically punched down to enhance extraction of colour and aromas.
After that, Masia Serra IO 2018 was aged in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year French oak barrels for 12 months.
Incidentally, IO is believed to be the exclamation of joy uttered by the Greek women who worshipped Dionysus, the god of wine.
Aerate this Crianza red wine some time before drinking.
The red wine Masia Serra IO is deep purple with a violet rim.
This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Grenache is very intense, with aromas of red berries, Mediterranean undergrowth and some oaky touches. There is an underlying minerality, with notes of balsam and sweet spices.
Bold and fresh, this wine from Masia Serra has ripe tannins, a tense acidity and a mineral core. Red fruit and some vegetal notes, with a deep earthy sensation coming from the rugged terroir. This red wine from Empordà has a medium-long finish with some spicy and toasted remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
The little-known Masia Serra IO 2018 is utterly Mediterranean and, at the same time, extremely fresh.
Masia Serra IO 2017:
No Cab. Franc in the blend. Enterwine 91.
Masia Serra IO 2016:
Same blend plus Cabernet Franc. Enterwine 91.
Masia Serra IO 2015:
Masia Serra IO 2013:
5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.
Masia Serra IO 2011:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels from Allier|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Percentage of variety||Merlot 50%, Cabernet Franc 40%, Garnacha Tinta 25%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Birds, Cold meats, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Stew, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|